Half Hitch - Crux Fermentation Project
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Reviews by bhyndthebottle:
4.54/5 rDev +9.9%
Had from bottle poured into snifter.
Appearance: Pour a light amber into the glass, with a large white foamy head that dissapates nicely to form great lacing and a cap that stays on throughout the tasting.
Smell: Get a wonderful fragrance of grapefruit and orange citrus, with a smooth integration of some pine and skunk weed as the glass warms.
Taste: The flavor profile follows the smell to the letter as the hops come in. A spectacular balance of sweet malts that completely come together to form a really smooth Imperial IPA. The piney flavors interact nicely with the malts, never letting one take over the other completely. Never get even a hint of the 10% ABV.
Mouthfeel: Very nicely done with a smooth, almost creamy character. The carbonation plays well, leaving a wonderful clean finish to an amazingly complex beer.
Overall: Makes me want to enjoy other mosaic hoped beers, however doubtful I am that they will be this good. I am alway impressed with Crux Fermentation Project, and the have definitely done it again.
12-15-2013 06:41:30 | More by bhyndthebottle
More User Reviews:
1.78/5 rDev -56.9%
12.7 oz bottle, bottled on 2/11/14. Pours hazy yellow orange with a small white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is musty stinky hops with some onion and garlic and a little vomit.
The flavor is sweet sugary malts with some vegetal spicy hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, this was not good. Overly sweet with a lot of stinky onion and garlic and a little vomit.
05-28-2014 05:37:57 | More by Beaver13
3.74/5 rDev -9.4%
32oz grenade from the tin bucket in Portland, split
Peachy-orange body - big aromas of melon, grapefruit, booze. The mosaic trend is getting a bit out of control (i'll take my straight Citra back, please) - this "single-hop" beer was just OK i thought. The alcohol wears a banana suit - you can't miss it. Melon, sugary bitter citrus, skunk, a touch metallic.
07-08-2013 23:18:03 | More by dirtylou
4.29/5 rDev +3.9%
375 bottle Derek A. shared tonight... Pours clear golden with a decent enough white head and lacing.
Aroma is holy hoppy!! Wowzers... Big mosaic (I guessed Mosaic before Derek dropped the info :-) Huge/light fruity hoppiness with a bit of melon and something that I guess is floral hops... That said, this is an amazing nose.
Big bitterness with perfect malty drinkability... light malt with melon hops and a bit of floral essence.. so very drinkable.. I would love Crux all the time.. the hops get a bit catty on the finish, but I am not complaining that hard. Catty vs. Amazing DIPA... Crux wins.
06-26-2014 06:44:01 | More by JohnGalt1
4.65/5 rDev +12.6%
Pours a medium golden amber with a fine two finger white head that looks like whipped cream, with excellent retention and tons of lacing. Mmmm.. Aroma of tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus, bready malt and dank hops, quite aromatic. Wow, this is very tasty. Piney, citrus hops melded almost perfectly to a bready malt that supports it very well. Lots of herbal esters. Finishes with pine, grapefruit rind and lingering herbal bitterness. Great creamy body with improved by the creamy head. I have not been overwhelmed by the mosaic hop profile .. before now .. This is well balanced, interesting and delicious. In an area with a plethora of excellent IPAs, this one stands on its own. Dangerously covers its high ABV.
12-17-2013 03:57:40 | More by LiquidAmber
Half Hitch from Crux Fermentation Project
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